On May 1st, 2018, I gave a 30-minute artist talk about Lines and Lineage at The New School in New York as part of the Magnum Foundation‘s Photography Expanded Symposium.
The symposiums’s theme was counter-histories. During the my presentation, I explained how the existing visual record of the American West helped create the Western mythology of Anglo “pioneers” and cowboys, while studiously ignoring centuries of Hispanic history in the region. I also went into detail on my artistic approach selecting landscapes and portraits to visualise the unseen period of history of the West before U.S. annexation in 1848.
The production of Lines and Lineage was supported by a CatchLight Fellowship in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.